D.C. Circuit Grants Motion To Dismiss Hunters’ Appeal Of Antelope Decision

Earlier today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted our motion to dismiss an appeal by the Exotic Wildlife Association challenging a decision issued last year by Judge Henry Kennedy of the U.S. District Court for D.C. that held unlawful a Fish and Wildlife Service regulation that allowed the “canned hunting” of captive members of three antelope species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.  We represented a coalition of conservation and animal protection groups and individuals in the challenge to the rule, and successfully argued that the rule violated the requirements of Section 10 of the ESA.